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inquire


verb
1. inquire about (Freq. 13)
- I asked about their special today
- He had to ask directions several times
Syn:
ask, enquire
Derivationally related forms:
enquirer (for: enquire), enquiry (for: enquire), inquirer, inquiry, inquiring, asker (for: ask)
Hypernyms:
communicate, intercommunicate
Hyponyms:
pry, consult, confer with
Verb Group:
ask
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody something
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
- They inquire whether there was a traffic accident
2. have a wish or desire to know something (Freq. 4)
- He wondered who had built this beautiful church
Syn:
wonder, enquire
Derivationally related forms:
inquisitive, wonder (for: wonder), wonderer (for: wonder)
Hypernyms:
question, query
Hyponyms:
request
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
3. conduct an inquiry or investigation of
- The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
- inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady
Syn:
investigate, enquire
Derivationally related forms:
enquirer (for: enquire), enquiry (for: enquire), inquisitive, inquiry, inquiring, investigative (for: investigate), investigatory (for: investigate), investigation (for: investigate), investigator (for: investigate), investigating (for: investigate)
Hypernyms:
probe, examine
Hyponyms:
spy
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody

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